From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring--wherever we roam in the big, wild world.
No matter what challenges children may face, they can always rely on the love umbrella above them.
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About the AuthorDavina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. For six years she was a senior editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division. Davina lives and works in Melbourne.
Allison Colpoys is a designer and the illustrator of many books for children, including Abrams' Captain Starfish. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
"The enduring love between parent and child is celebrated in distinctive, vintage-inspired style...a meditation on parental love in all its forms, brought to life by a joyful neon palette."
"Captivating neon illustrations add even more charm to this already delightful story. Under the Love Umbrella reminds children that comfort and love is ever-present, even when you are not near your family."
"A truly charming book little ones will adore."
"This brightly illustrated picture book is a celebration of the enduring love that surrounds your children, wherever they are in the world. The families we meet represent the wonderful diversity that make our world what it is and show that there is nothing to fear from differences. It is also a reminder to children that love is around them, especially in times of worry or fear. This book is suitable for new parents and babies, as well as for children embarking on big changes and adventures, who may benefit from this lovely reminder of the permanence of love. A beautiful message to share with young children."
"A gorgeous book about the transformative power of family love in all its forms. Written in rhyming couplets, it reassures children that they are protected by an 'umbrella' of love wherever they go in the world and whatever they encounter...a truly beautiful book."
"The illustrations are very bright and I like that they embrace a diverse range of families and relationships...I think we should all remember that we have a "love umbrella"."
"Bright, expressive and featuring joyfully diverse illustration throughout, Under the Love Umbrella provides poetic reassurance that whatever happens, children will be protected and loved. Perfect for sharing at bedtime with cuddles."
"The unconditional acceptance of Alfie's parents makes this book unique and may prove assuring to children of similar character. An excellent choice for one-on-one sharing."
--School Library Journal
"Learning to be brave can take time, and readers will empathize with Alfie's slow progress toward that goal."
"Colpoys's stylish, silkscreen-style illustrations use contrasting shades of sea green, deep blue, and bright pink to represent both the real world and Alfie's rich interior life."
"Alfie's success, aided by loving and patient parents, provides a model for children struggling with anxiety and assures them of their ultimate worth and capability. This gentle story ably helps fill a need in children's literature and will help comfort small audiences with their own big fears."